I got my start into the world of fitness when my inspirational mom took a risk – she quit her long time career. She wasn’t seeing many people getting healthy working as an RN in a senior’s haven. She had worked in the medical field for almost 30 years but one day was brave enough to follow her heart and opened a fitness and wellness centre where she hoped people could come to work on preventative and restorative health.
It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with fitness. I loved how it made me feel. I loved how it made others who came in to the facility happy and I loved the incredible impact it made on so many people’s lives in our community. At the age of 16 I didn’t know to what capacity, but I knew fitness would always be a part of my life.
Today, after many years of personal training, nutrition coaching and having some amazing career highlights winning national and international awards, I have a dream to impact as many lives as possible with the amazing benefits fitness, healthy eating and proper supplementation have to offer. I am very blessed and privileged to be able to do this along side my best friend and husband, Graham Brown. Together I know we can make a difference. We are both very appreciative to have an amazing team of fitness professionals around us who really care about people and are inspired by our vision of sharing the transformative power of fitness with as many people as we possibly can. Nothing great was ever accomplished alone, so I am grateful for each and every staff member we have. Together, I know we are impacting lives, families and our local communities.
Every time I hear about a client overcoming depression, lowering their blood pressure and cholesterol, getting more confident and stronger, being able to run again, combating heart disease, losing weight, crossing a finish line, eliminating back pain, controlling diabetes and so many more, I can see why my mom took the risk she took and I feel very blessed to have been a part of it all. I can’t wait to see the impact become greater and the reach far broader and am committed to being a part of making this happen.
Athletics has always been a big part of my life. From the time I was a child, sports, fitness and phys-ed were by far my favorite school activities and that early I knew I wanted to pursue fitness as a career in some capacity. After high school I got a degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology from Brock University and went to the University of Alberta to pursue a Masters in Sports Psychology and Coaching.
During University I spent a year overseas studying at an elite sports school where I taught North American sports and coached several high ranking athletes. It was here that I developed a passion for working as an athletic trainer and here that I realized my desire to have a career that allowed me to help people get stronger, faster, healthier and better. After University I moved back home to share what I had learned with my local community and joined Alison at New U to assist in reaching as many people as possible with the amazing benefits fitness and healthy living have to offer.
My qualifications in the fitness industry and passion for teaching have allowed me several excellent opportunities within the industry as an educator conducting courses for personal trainers and a presenter at fitness conferences and seminars. Together, Alison and I have won several awards and have thus far had a very fulfilling career within the fitness industry. Despite all of our accomplishments, in many ways I feel as if we are just getting started. I have big dreams and plans for the future of New U and know that with the help of the talented team around us and the incredible support of our amazing members we will achieve our goals of reaching more and more people with the benefits of fitness and healthy living. The sky’s the limit!